Rogue River

EPA tannery investigation—‘There is no emergency here’

May 3, 2012 // 0 Comments

Contaminants found in multiple test sites on Wolverine property by BETH ALTENA  Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality answer questions posed by the public on Tuesday, April 24. The meeting was held to update the community on the progress of testing underway at the former Wolverine Worldwide tannery [...]

Sights seen along the Rogue River Nature Trail

April 19, 2012 // 0 Comments

Photo by CLIFF HILL Those pesky “Bucky Beavers” have been busy this past winter and spring above the dam and along both sides of the Rogue River. No tree, regardless of size, appears to be safe from “Bucky”! This huge tree, some 4 ft. in diameter (species undetermined) stands between the Rogue River Nature Trail boardwalk and the river about 70 ft. north of the [...]

Town goes to the hounds this Saturday

October 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Contests, costumes, food, free stuff at dog walk by BETH ALTENA HAPPY HOUNDS—and happy owners who are excited about bringing a dog park to Rockford. Support the park by attending the Happy Hounds Dog Walk Saturday. “It’s already a success. I just hope the dogs show up,” said organizer Tom VanderSloot, who is hoping for a big bow wow turnout this Saturday, Oct. 29 [...]

Sun shines on for annual Art in the Park

September 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

Photo by TOM SCOTT                 Photo by TOM SCOTT What a gorgeous day for an art show on Saturday, September 10 at Garden Club Park by the Rogue River. The attendance was excellent as well as the coffee, juices, morning snacks provided by the Rockford Area Arts Commission and a local baker. Sales were way up this year compared [...]

Turtle lays eggs in yard for 13th year

June 9, 2011 // 0 Comments

A Main Street Rockford resident called the Squire reporter/office manager Kate Sickrey over to photograph an annual visitor. Nancy, a friend of the newspaper’s staff, observes a large snapping turtle which comes into her yard to lay her eggs. She has been laying her eggs there for 13 years and always returns to about the same spot for this event, which usually takes [...]
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